Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’

Daniel Keene’s The Long Way Home

This is an extraordinary and extremely important piece of theatre. Movingly and chillingly portrayed by four seasoned professional actors and twelve returned service personnel, this remarkable piece makes disturbingly clear the futility, horror and absolute stupidity of war – the absolute nadir of human activity. And the theatre is the ideal place and vehicle to… Read more.

Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress Oscar!

Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Maids. Image by Lisa Tomasetti 2013

Australian star of stage and screen and former co-creative director of the Sydney Theatre Company Cate Blanchett officially joined the ranks of Hollywood royalty today winning her second Academy Award for her tour de force performance in the Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine. Blanchett won her first Oscar in 2002 in the Martin Scorcese movie… Read more.

Review: The Long Way Home, Sydney Theatre Company

The Long Way Home is theatre as therapy, a humanisation of headlines. Most of the people on stage aren’t actors; rather, they are returned servicemen, and they are telling their own stories, and the stories of their peers. This is what happens after a soldier returns home. Inspired by The Two Worlds of Charlie F… Read more.

Review: Travelling North, Sydney Theatre Company

Bryan Brown and Alison Whyte. Photo by Brett Boardman.

2014 might as well be the year of David Williamson in Sydney, with eight of the prolific playwright’s productions being staged across the city. Sydney Theatre Company’s outing is the first, and its first show of the year. One hopes that this is a slow-burn beginning to the season and not something more unfortunate. Travelling… Read more.

John Doyle’s Vere (Faith) by The State Theatre Company of South Australia

John Doyle knows his target audience very well indeed (he’s one of them) and hits a bull’s-eye with his new play Vere (Faith). Ground-breaking sociologist Max Weber defines the upper middle class as “well-educated professionals with graduate degrees and comfortable incomes.” Any premier Arts centre will always be packed with that demographic on opening night… Read more.

Super Discount – The Wharf Theatres, Sydney

Back to Back Theatre’s Super Discount has arrived at the Wharf as part of the tail-end of Sydney Theatre Company’s 2013, and it is well-worth the wait. Continuing the tradition of stellar interstate imports in the smaller STC spaces, Super Discount is a challenging piece of devised theatre that commands full attention of its audience…. Read more.

Romeo and Juliet – Sydney Theatre Company

Romeo and Juliet endures as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest works. It has been adapted, examined, pulled apart, and put back together. It’s been given the big-screen treatment more than once, and memorably, recently, was contemporised by Baz Luhrmann. Yet there’s still room for Sydney Theatre Company’s urgent study of the piece, brought sublimely into… Read more.

Storm Boy | Barking Gecko and Sydney Theatre Company

This was my first introduction to this beloved Australian story, one that generations of Aussie children grew up on, either through Colin Thiele’s book or the 1976 movie based on the book. It’s a uniquely Australian story because of its characters, its setting and its cultural landscape, but thematically and dramatically, it’s completely universal. It’s… Read more.